11/4/2019: "The Rohingyas: Myanmar's Hidden Genocide" Book Talk with Dr. Azeem Ibrahim
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies cordially invites you to a book talk with author Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, Director of the Displacement and Global Migration Program at the Center for Global Policy, and Q&A moderated by Professor of Practice of International Affairs Dr. Christina Fink.
Monday, November 4, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, 503W
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Dr. Ibrahim will introduce what is happening to the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group who are from the Rakhine state in western Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country. He will discuss the reality facing the Rohingyas as a slow-motion genocide. According to the United Nations, the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
This event is free and open to the public. A book sale and signing will follow the book talk. Light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is the Director of the Displacement and Migration Program at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge after which he completed fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Harvard, and Yale. Dr. Ibrahim has been researching the Rohingya crisis for over a decade and is the author of the award winning book The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide. To undertake research for his book, Dr. Ibrahim made a number of trips to Myanmar and Bangladesh.Dr. Ibrahim continues to research and write on the Rohingya crisis with regular publications in the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, CNN and others. In 2019 he received the International Association of Genocide Scholars Engaged Scholar Prize for his pioneering work on the Rohingya.
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